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Films 

BAD TASTE, Fast Food And Life’s Basest Pleasures!

As its title implies, BAD TASTE isn’t what anyone would call an appetizing movie. Perhaps best known as the debut film of LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy director Peter Jackson, BAD TASTE is a singularly loony splatterfest about aliens that descend upon a small New Zealand village and the four-man paramilitary force that aims to […]

Films Scary Fun 

Slashback! Why CEMETERY OF TERROR is Mexico’s Best Slasher EVER

I know you’ve been missing my regular column on vintage slasher flicks… but it’s okay, you don’t have to reveal your dark and secret shame by admitting it. If you’re familiar with my previous installments, you know I tend to focus on more obscure oddities from the often-maligned slasher subgenre, as opposed to the classic […]

Music Scary Fun 

10 Ultra-Creepy Music Videos That Will Rock Your Nightmares [NSFW]

With October drawing near, we’ve been seeking some musical inspiration for the Halloween season — and we’d like to share that holiday spirit in the most disturbing way possible, by compiling a little playlist of some seriously horrific music videos from a wide range of genres. The consistent theme throughout these selections is a creepy […]

Films 

In Defense of Tobe Hooper’s THE MANGLER

Director Tobe Hooper comes from a generation of genre filmmakers commonly referred to as the Masters of Horror. His name is often listed alongside his peers Wes Craven, John Carpenter, George Romero, Joe Dante, and John Landis as one of the most significant of all horror directors. The horror community will forever be in his […]

Films Scary Fun 

Watch This Horrifying Short Based on the Infamous Creepypasta “The Expressionless!”

Attention, all creepypasta connoisseurs: in our recent feature about ten infamous creepypastas based on a single, terrifying image, I highlighted one of the oldest and possibly most nightmare-inducing stories ever to span the web: “The Expressionless.” In brief, the story is claimed to be a first-hand account from the sole survivor of a bizarre mass […]

Music 

We Talk The SLAYER “Repentless” Music Video Trilogy With Director BJ McDonnell!

It started one year ago with a prison riot. A mysterious man in an eye patch elicits the outbreak of violence to take out a rival. I am, of course, referring to the lead off video and single from Slayer‘s latest album, the title track “Repentless.” Several months later, returning director BJ McDonnell brought back […]

Films TV 

Here’s What We Hope To See In ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2!

You’ll have to forgive me, but after seeing Bruce Campbell deflect any questions revolving around the possibility of an EVIL DEAD 4 at countless conventions for the last 20 years, it’s still hard for me to believe that the adventures of one Ashley J. Williams did finally continue with the Starz series ASH VS EVIL […]

Scary Fun 

Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore… and Killer Copy Writing

Do you remember the last time you threw up in a movie theater? If you do, it probably wasn’t because the horror film you were watching was disgustingly gory. It was most likely because you ordered too many margaritas from the dining-in service. It takes a very special film to make people spew in their […]

Films 

Five Reasons Why INSIDE is the Best Violent Shocker of the Past Decade

One of the great tragedies of modern horror cinema is the confounding ambivalence shown to INSIDE (A L’INTERIEUR) upon its U.S. release. The stunning 2007 French shocker generated some buzz during its award-winning festival run, but never received a proper theatrical release save for France (it was filmed in Paris) and a handful of European […]

Films 

Here’s a Look at the New, Very Limited CAT IN THE BRAIN Theatrical Poster!

Lucio Fulci’s gory meta movie CAT IN THE BRAIN is currently making its way through theatrical rerelease across the U.S. courtesy of Grindhouse Releasing. The company came up with a special poster exclusively to accompany the big-screen play, which you can see below. “We only made a handful of these for the theaters; we’re not […]

Films 

Slashback! SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II Features the Best Slasher Weapon EVER

As a slasher fan for more than half my lifetime, I’ll be the first to admit that there’s not always a lot of variation on the genre’s time-worn tropes, even during the Golden Age. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course; one of the things that identifies any genre (be it spaghetti western, giallo, film noir, take […]

Films 

Slashback! Is 1978’s THE TOOLBOX MURDERS Based on a Real-Life Crime Spree?

[Warning: NSFW content ahead] Before we get into the seedy, grimy and straight-up deranged exercise that is Dennis Donnelly’s THE TOOLBOX MURDERS, let’s jump all the way to the film’s dubious one-paragraph epilogue (don’t worry, no serious spoilers here), which begins with the following statement: “The events dramatized in this film actually took place in […]

Films Music 

Remember When BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR Spawned A Terrible Techno Song?

Oh boy. So, last week I was on a RE-ANIMATOR kick, having revisited Stuart Gordon’s classic original paired up with its bizarre, yet entertaining sequel BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR for my weekly “Double Take” column. As is the case with most nights, I’m skimming through the selections on all of my streaming services when I spot […]